Are vitamin shots really worth the hype? Are they safe? What should I look out for before taking them? Where is the best place to get immunity shots in Chicago?
Vitamin shots are becoming increasingly popular in the US because they promise to boost energy levels, improve immunity, and even help prevent cancer. They also claim to support brain health and reduce stress.
But before you book a vitamin shot for yourself in Chicago, it is essential to understand the research and benefits behind these procedures.
What Is Our Immune System?
Our immune system protects us from diseases. It identifies foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses and neutralizes them. The process of neutralization is called phagocytosis, which means “eating.” Phagocytes are cells that eat up pathogens.
Phagocytes can be found in the blood, spleen, bone marrow, lymph nodes, skin, lungs, intestine, liver, brain, and eyes. They also exist as part of a larger group of white blood cells.
Innate immunity is present at birth and helps protect us from germs. This part of the immune system recognizes pathogens without being taught about them.
Adaptive immunity develops over time. We learn what to look out for and produce antibodies against those things we encounter regularly. These antibodies help us fight off future attacks.
Acquired immunity is something you build up throughout your life. You don’t start with immunity to most diseases; you must build up immunity over time.
What factors can depress our immune system?
Obesity can reduce the number of immunocytes and weaken the body’s capacity to battle infections.
In addition, obesity can lead to malnutrition, a situation where insufficient nutrients are in the body, which weakens the body’s immune response. Conversely, poor nutrition can lead to nutritional deficiencies, weakening the immune system.
Chronic stress can cause fatigue, which makes it harder to deal with everyday tasks, such as fighting off germs. Fatigue can also make us feel depressed, which can further decrease our resistance to illness.
Finally, lack of sleep and rest will decrease the production of certain chemicals called cytokines that help regulate inflammation and boost the immune system.
Immunity Booster Shots
My Immunity Booster shot contains Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (200 mg/mL) which is renowned for its positive effects on the immune system.
This powerful antioxidant supports various cellular functions and contributes to the growth and repair of body tissues. Furthermore, it is often used for skin health, wound healing, and iron deficiency prevention.
Our shots also include Zinc (5 mg/mL) which is an essential mineral with maximum benefits for immunity, it contributes to cell growth, wound healing, and burning the fat in the body.
Moreover, it has been proven to help combat infections and increase immune protection.
Finally our immunity booster shots include Glutathione (200 mg/mL) an important amino acid that acts as an antioxidant, accelerates the body’s healing processes, detoxifies the liver, and contributes to immune protection.
Glutathione protects host immune cells and contributes to the optimal functioning of other cells vital for an adequate immune response to an infection or severe disease.
Vitamin B12 is essential for healthy red blood cells and DNA production. A deficiency leads to anemia and nerve damage. Most adults need about two micrograms per day. However, some people may need up to 4 mg daily and decide to get booster shots.
Some people cannot absorb vitamin B12 because of stomach problems such as ulcers, inflammation, or infections. In addition, certain medications can cause vitamin B12 absorption issues.
People with autoimmune atrophic gastritis, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and cystic fibrosis may need vitamin B12 injections.
What symptoms can occur with vitamin B12 deficiency?
Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause fatigue, weakness, numbness of hands or feet, vision problems, depression, memory loss, and difficulty thinking clearly.
Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs slowly, but it can cause serious health problems. If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms, you might be suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency:
- Difficulty concentrating
Vitamin B12 shots: Uses, benefits, and side effects
A vitamin B12 shot is a simple treatment option for people who experience symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency.
One of our practitioners injects vitamin B12 directly into the bloodstream through a needle, usually once every three months. This helps the body absorb vitamin B12 better than taking it orally.
There are some rare risks associated with receiving a vitamin B12 injection. These include bruising at the site of the injection, pain at the shot, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and allergic reaction. Other risks include infection, bleeding, and nerve damage.
Lipo-Plus Mix Shots for Weight Loss
The antioxidants and vitamins that make up Lipo Plus will help you burn fat while you work to lose weight. Fat burning relies on a number of factors, including the antioxidants methionine, inositol, choline, carnitine, and vitamin B12.
Furthermore aiding fat loss and boosting energy, the B vitamin blend in Lipo Plus is another powerful component. Substitutes help curb hunger, increase muscular mass, and strengthen the immune system.
Our Lipo-Plus Mix shots include;
- Pyridoxine (B6): which promotes red blood cell production and converts food to energy.
- Methionine: which helps break down sugars and carbohydrates and convert to energy.
- Inositol: It is used to convert food into energy.
- Choline: this promotes healthy nerve cells, cuts muscle recovery time, and helps convert fat to energy.
- Cyanocobalamin: this is fantastic for boosting energy, hair growth, weight loss and healthy nerve cells.
- Thiamine (B1): Improves immune system, helps convert fat and carbohydrates into energy.
- Riboflavin (B2): Increases metabolism, supports immune system.
Furthermore, Lipotropics can be injected into:
- The abdomen (intra-abdominal)
- Intramuscularly (IM)
- Subcutaneously (SC)
- Intradermally (ID)
- Intralesionally (IL)
- Topically (T)
We offer a range of products, including our B12, LipoPlus, and Immunity Boosters, which provide several benefits in our Chicago clinic. They include improved sleeping patterns, an accelerated metabolism, and an enhanced immune system. They also contain a combination of fat-burning antioxidants and nutrients to help you lose weight.
For more information and a list of our services, visit our website. We are always happy to assist you!
*Always talk to your health care provider or a medical professional before undergoing any medical procedure, especially if you suffer from any health conditions.